National School Choice Week begins today in Michigan and across the country.

Governor Rick Snyder, Kent county leaders and others across Michigan have issued official proclamations recognizing this week as School Choice Week.

Michigan has 409 events planned this week to raise awareness about K-12 school choice.

The events in Michigan include information sessions, open houses, rallies, policy discussions, and movie screenings organized by community groups.

“School Choice Week provides families in Michigan with the opportunity to research and evaluate the K-12 school choices available for their children in advance of the 2016-2017 school year,” said Andrew R. Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “The Week also raises awareness of the importance of providing every child with effective education options.”

Education options in Michigan include: traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, online academies, private schools, and homeschooling.

In some parts of Michigan, open enrollment policies allow parents to select the best traditional public school, regardless of where the school is located.

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